Research Associate/Research Fellow in Representation Theory – Visa sponsorship is available for this position

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  • 2-year full time, fixed term opportunity
  • Opportunity to work on a key research project in the School of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Base Salary (Level A/B) $105,350 – $140,586 + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

We are currently seeking a Research Associate/Fellow in Representation Theory to participate in a research program investigating the representation theory of cyclotomic KLR algebras in the context of the ARC Project “Categorification and KLR algebras”. The successful applicant will be working in the School of Mathematics and Statistics under the supervision of Professor Andrew Mathas and in collaboration with other academic staff.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking a Research Associate/Fellow who has:

  • A PhD in a relevant field
  • published research, as sole author or in collaboration, in refereed journals
  • experience in mathematical research, preparation of research papers and seminars
  • demonstrated expertise in representation theory and algebraic combinatorics
  • demonstrated capacity to work co-operatively with others with the ability to undertake independent teaching and research in staff member’s discipline or related area
  • excellent organisational and administrative skills with strong attention to detail
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Applicants who demonstrate the following desirable criteria will be highly regarded:

  • have working knowledge of the representation theory of the cyclotomic KLR algebras, Kac-Moody algebras, categorification and crystals.
  • programming skills with experience using mathematical software such as sage, gap or magma
  • ability to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses the following questions and attach it to your application:

1. Please briefly outline your main research achievements, with an emphasis on your work in representation theory.

2. As part of the online application, please provide the names & email addresses of three referees who are familiar with your work.

3. Please keep you answers to the online application questionnaire brief

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button on this page.

Applications Close

Sunday 16 June 2024 11:59 PM

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